Pray for: Botswana

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Gaborone
Population: 2,719,694
% Urban: 71.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 33.8 %
Official Language: English, Setswana
Languages: 40
Literacy Rate: 85 %
Life Expectancy: 61.1 yrs (215/236)
HDI Ranking: 117 / 189
% Christian: 65.6 %
% Evangelical: 8.1 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 65.6 %
People Groups: 46
% Unevangelized: 4 %


Title: Botswana

Tier: 1

Type: country

Praise God for political stability, economic growth, and lower corruption in Botswana. Religious freedom allows agencies to evangelize and plant churches. After the progress from Vision 2016, the government set new goals for health, economy, the environment and society (Vision 2036), which fit well with biblical principles. Vision 2036 seeks “prosperity for all” and includes a sustainable environment, human and social development, good governance and peace. Pray that it might be so! After all, only under Jesus’ Lordship can such a vision be truly achieved.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.